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Hucknall green-belt marketing campaign group’s fundraising canine present and hog roast hailed an enormous success

Lucy, Lexi and their canine Bonnie got here second within the youngster handler part. Picture by Ian Johnson

Crowds flocked to a enjoyable canine present and a hog roast on the Horse and Groom pub in Linby staged by the Hucknall In opposition to Whyburn Farm (HAWFD) group.

The campaigners initially joined forces to battle proposals for as much as 3,000 new properties at Whyburn Farm as a part of Ashfield’s native plan, however since then has widened its scope.

And a sequence of walks and different occasions have thus far bolstered the combating fund, with the sights final Saturday including one other £550.

A pooch taking a breather throughout the present. Picture by Ian Johnson

These concerned labored extremely onerous to stage the d ay in sweltering situations with a particular shoutout given to Sally Nightingale and Hucknall’s Coun Kevin Rostance, who was readily available from 7am till midnight to assist make sure the success.

Dozens of canine and their homeowners, lots of whom stroll the inexperienced fields of Whyburn, got here out in drive to compete for rosettes in a sequence of classes.

Sally stated: “We had been blown away by the help for the occasion with the Horse and Groom offering the venue and plenty of native companies donating dog-themed hampers, and even providing discounted canine grooming for any profitable winners.

“It demonstrates the continued group help we’ve felt since our marketing campaign first started again in September.”

A flyball demo on the canine present. Picture by Ian Johnson

Prettiest Lady: 1st Cookie, combine breed; 2nd Pearl, Bedlington whippet; third Pepper, working spaniel.

Handsomest boy: 1st Rupert, cocker spaniel; 2nd Bluey, blue Staffordshire bull terrier; third Blue, lurcher and blend.

Finest veteran (over-sevens); 1st Zachery, corgi; 2nd Queenie, corowa; third TJ, Sheltie.

Lyla scooped the prize for greatest fancy costume. Picture by Ian Johnson

Cutest pet (underneath one): 1st Frankie, mini shebash hound; 2nd Winnie, 12 Shetland sheep canine; third Pearl, Bedlington whippet.

Younger handler (under16s): 1st Kyro, cocker poo, owned by Ollie; 2nd Bonnie, rescue; owned by Lexi and Lucy, Tommy, Yorkshire terrier, owned by Jack.

Finest on six legs: 1st Bluey, blue Staffordshire; 2nd Orion, French bulldog; third Ralf, German shepherd.

Waggiest tail: 1st Sophie, springer spaniel; 2nd: Parker-Colin, sprocker; third Riddly, combine breed .

Ollie and canine Kyro got here first within the younger handler class. Picture by Ian Johnson

Finest Rescue: 1st Balto, Siberian Husky; 2nd not recorded; third: ‘H’, cocker spaniel.

Canine Choose would most wish to take residence:1st Sharon, Spitz cross breed; 2nd Pepper, spaniel; third Lily-bit, shelti.

Fancy costume: 1st: Lyla, America bulldog; 2nd: TJ, shelti.

Finest in present: Rupert, cocker spaniel; runner-up: Siberian Husky Balto.

Throughout the hog roast, leisure was offered by Hucknall’s Phil Rostance, a proficient vocalist.

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Hucknall Whyburn Farm marketing campaign ramping up its fundraising with sequence of occasionsPhil Rostance entertained these on the hog roast. Picture by Ian Johnson

Additional occasions are being deliberate within the autumn with tickets now on sale for the HAWFD quiz evening on the John Godber Centre on October 7.

For tickets, go to the ‘quiz evening’ part of the HAWFD web site. You may as well comply with the group on Fb.

At the moment the native plan is on ‘pause’. The group has commited that, ought to this subsequently be axed, any funds remaining will go to the Notts Wildlife Belief.

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